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Frostwire & IcedTea

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Hi all!

 

I have tried to run Frostwire on IcedTea but with no luck.I know that is recommended to use sun-jre,but I would like to use IcedTea.

I remember that I was able to run Frostwire on IcedTea on some distro,but I can't remember which one,so I'm wondering what could be the problem that's stoping me on this?Thanks for any suggestions.

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Try starting Frostwire from the konsole. What kind of errors do you get? Or even better post them here.

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I can answer that because I'm having the same problem. Here's my output using mdv 2008.1, frostwire-4.13.5-2 and java-1.7.0-icedtea-1.7.0.0-24.614.2mdv2008.1 as well as java-1.6.0-sun-1.6.0.05-1mdv2008.1(both included in the powerpack version):

 

$ frostwire
Starting FrostWire...
Java exec found in PATH. Verifying...
OOPS, you don't seem to have a valid JRE. FrostWire works best with Sun JRE available at http://www.java.com [java = openjdk]
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.5.x or newer from http://www.java.com
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in  /usr/lib/  hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.5.x or newer from http://www.java.com
ls: cannot access /usr/java/j*: No such file or directory
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in  /usr/java/  hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.5.x or newer from http://www.java.com
ls: cannot access /opt/j*: No such file or directory
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in  /opt/  hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.5.x or newer from http://www.java.com

 

It appears to be a linking problem as all the java stuff appears to be in various subdirectories of /usr/lib/jvm/ and frostwire is not searching there. I've tried making some links into /opt and other places to no avail but I haven't really studied the problem thoroughly. The linking is kind of complicated as /usr/bin/java links into /etc/alternatives/java which further links into the icedtea version of the java exec with links back into /usr/lib/jvm/. I'll have to experiment later but I'm considering removing the icedtea rpm and see if I can get the java exec to link into the sun version. It doesn't appear that frostwire likes the icedtea java version, however.

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Guest psymole

I'm having the same trouble.

 

I use this network for school and the only client i like is frostwire

 

any ideas

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If you have multiple java installs, then fix the linking with:

 

update-alternatives --config java

 

then choose the number of the java install you want. You'll see them listed, so you can then switch all of it over to icedtea of whatever.

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Thanks ianw. That saved me a whole bunch of work trying to reconfigure all those java links. Resetting the java default to Sun's java 1.6.0 worked perfectly. Frostwire is running fine now.

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